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                                                                12 March 2011

Presentation Announcement

March 20, 2011: AuthorSteve McShane presents his newest book, "Steel Giants."

Sunday at 2:00pm, at the Ogden Dunes Community Church. A video presentation by Author and Calumet Regional Archives Curator Steve McShane of his newest book, "Steel Giants." Gary Wilk, Photographer and Professor of Fine Arts at IU Northwest. At the Ogden Dunes Community Church.

The Powerpoint program will include history of the two steel plants represented in the book (Inland Steel Company and U.S. Steel Gary Works), the steel towns of Indiana Harbor and Gary, and a selection of images from the book itself.

Stephen McShane has served as the Archivist/Curator for the Calumet Regional Archives since 1982. He earned an M.A. in History from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University Bloomington. Steve has authored articles and co-edited books on Northwest Indiana history, ranging from topics such as the career of Valparaiso Congressman Earl Landgrebe to Moonlight in Duneland, the book about the South Shore Line poster campaigns.

His latest book, co-authored by Gary Wilk, is entitled, Steel Giants: Historic Images from the Calumet Regional Archives, released by Indiana University Press in Spring 2009.

Originally from Joliet, Illinois, Steve now resides in Valparaiso with his wife, Cindy. They have 2 grown children.

The Ogden Dunes Church is located at the entrance of Ogden Dunes, on the west side of Hillcrest Road.

The Hour Glass Museum is located at 7 Lupine Lane in Ogden Dunes, IN 46368. The entire museum will be open to the public. Entry is free; donations are always welcome. Limited parking is available on side roads.

The Historical Society’s mission is to preserve, protect and present the history of Ogden Dunes.

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